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Whitsun Keeping Traditions Alive header Whitsun – Keeping Traditions Alive - Guest post by Suzanne Phillips With Whitsun holidays fast approaching, for many of us it represents a well-deserved time off on the last Monday in May. However, in Tongwynlais in days gone by it was a huge celebration. I started asking questions of a few local people and thought that it would be interesting to ... more...
Tongwynlais Primary Summer Fayre header Tongwynlais Primary Summer Fayre 2018 - The Friends of Tongwynlais Primary School are hoping to organise a summer fayre in Tongwynlais on 23rd June 2018. The organising committee chair, Janine Wadlow, said: “This event is not just about raising funds for the PTA; we would like it to be a community event where everyone takes part and enjoy themselves. “The event ... more...
Everest challenge header Local Cyclist to Take On Everest Challenge in Tongwynlais - On Saturday 9 June a local cyclist, Clare Good, will be undertaking a sponsored “Everest” attempt on Heol-y-Fforest for Prostate Cancer UK. “Everesting” is a gruelling cycling challenge – where the cyclist rides up and down the same hill until they have climbed 8,848metres (in one ride and within 24 hours). For Clare this will ... more...
New sculptures in Fforest Fawr unveiled header New Sculptures in Fforest Fawr Unveiled - The new sculpture trail in Fforest Fawr, Tongwynlais, has been unveiled by award winning artist Simon O’Rourke. Ten new sculptures featuring beautifully carved animals will be installed by the end of the week. Follow @mytongwynlais Natural Resources Wales commissioned Simon to create a series of sculptures with a wildlife theme, that would appeal to children ... more...
Castell Coch drawbridge header image Today in Tongwynlais History – 10th April 1936 - The Birmingham Gazette reported on 11th April 1936 that 30 visitors fell off the drawbridge at Castell Coch when it collapsed. Follow @mytongwynlais There were some serious injuries but most of the group escaped with minor abrasions. One of the women was carrying a baby who, thankfully, wasn’t hurt. The custodian of the castle thought ... more...